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Japanese-American Blue Book 1952  

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Town Crier Blue Book 1952-1953

Akahori, Masaru B., editor and publisher

Los Angeles

Town Crier Daily and Sunday News



[8], 220 pp. In Japanese and English. Illustrated from photographs and other sources; numerous advertisements. 27.5x21 cm (10¾x8¼"), spiral-bound blue wrappers.

Glimpse into Japanese-American society and culture in post-WWII U.S., primarily on the west coast. The advertisements are quite interesting in themselves. This is the fifth year of publication, as noted on the front wrapper. Quite scarce: OCLC/WorldCat lists only three libraries with runs of the Town Crier Blue Book (University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; and the Seattle Public Library), and one library with this specific issue, the California State Library, but it is a "special Spring issue, for the Japanese crown prince," with 56 preliminary pages not in the present example.

Lot Amendments

Minor darkening and a little soiling to wrappers, very good.

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